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IT STARTS...By Creating Acceptance

ACCEPTANCE - Positive welcome and belonging
*Source: Merriam-Webster (n.d).  Definition of acceptance.  Retrieved May 11, 2017 from

Self-acceptance: is happiness or satisfaction with one's current self.
Social acceptance: is the ability to accept differences and diversity in other people or groups or people.


  • Consider multicultural holidays in workplace policies/planning
  • Designate a prayer space at work
  • Provide cultural competency training to management and frontline staff
  • Include immigrants in organization's decision making or planning process (e.g. Board of Directors)
  • Increase media coverage of immigrant stories and initiatives
  • Develop opportunities for seniors to share their stories
  •  Have multicultural crayons available for children to use
  • Understanding the differences of different religions/spiritualties


A cross-cultural training workbook developed by the Peace Corps to help new volunteers acquire the knowledge and skills to work successfully and respectfully in other cultures:

Here Comes Everyone:  A resource on teaching in the intercultural classroom from the Alberta Teachers' Association:

Quick easy tips to learn to accept and respect other cultures: